Farm and rural land workshops / classes    

Hypertufa Workshop
September 28, 2016
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Hypertufa is an artificial stone that is made of materials mixed with Portland cement. It is much lighter than cement but can still withstand harsh weather conditions. It is primarily used as garden art and is fun and easy to make. Master Gardener, Jeanne Totman will guide you through making a hypertufa leaf, or bowl, or mushroom.
Supplies needed:
· a board or piece of plywood that your project will fit on
· Two large garbage bags.
· Leaf project: a big leaf from your garden, such as hosta, rhubarb, squash or even burdock.
· Bowl project: a gallon size bowl or planter
· Mushroom project: embellishments for your mushroom, like glass pebbles, beads, small seashells, etc.
Workshop fee: $10.00 per person.
Make a second item for $5.00.
Pre-registration requested. When you register, please let us know what project you will be making. Call 585-394-3977 x 427 or email Nancy with your name, address, phone number, and project.

Maple Confections I Workshop
Saturday, October 8, 2016
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY
This Maple Confection Workshop I will be conducted by Stephen Childs, New York State Maple Specialist. The workshop will feature training and hands-on experience in making maple confections, in particular maple sugar, maple cream, molded maple sugar and crystal coating, and is the first in a series of two confections workshops available for participants. The participants will be trained in using the diabetic glucose meter to measure invert sugar in maple, how to properly blend syrups to a desired level of invert sugar and the factors that control crystal size in maple confections. Class size is limited and participation will be based on first come, first serve.This workshop will be suitable for very experienced as well as novice confection-makers.

Each farm will need to bring one quart of syrup to be used in the program.
Cost:$50.00 per farm, up to two people, includes refreshments, lunch, and New York State Maple Confection notebook. Additional members from a farm can register for $10.00 per person. Appropriate tools for measuring quality of maple syrup will be available for purchase at the workshop.

The registration deadline is September 30, 2016.
To register, call 585-394-3977 x 427 or email Nancy with your name, address, and phone number.

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